Northern CA Open Scout Day - Outfielder Reports

PBR CA Scouting Staff

At The Yard Podcast

LATHROP, CA. - The Northern CA Open Scout Day had nearly 40 players take part in the showcase where players were put through a workout that included the 60-yard sprint, round of batting practice, defensive workouts at respective positions, and concluded with bullpen sessions where the pitchers' stats were compiled. All position reports: Pitchers MIF Outfielders 3B/1B Catcher

NOTE: Ordered by max throwing velocity from the outfield.



Bryant Viskovich, Leigh (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds. Very athletic build with present strength in lower/upper half, tight waist and fast twitch.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, high hands/back elbow, slight bend of knees. Hands flow in bigger load as he sinks into back hip with slight hover. Gathers well and explodes through the baseball. Strong ability to get hips to drive and stop with good front leg brace. Barrel drives from back shoulder; loose and easy swing with upwards path. Quick hands and turns allow him to drive the ball through the OF consistently. Projectable swing.
Power: 93 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. OF - 89 mph. Loose and fluid with length out of the glove, very easy carry and ability to have ball jump out of the hand. Corner OF arm.
Defense: Easy and athletic, able to flow through the baseball on time and under control.
Run: 6.75 runner in the 60.

Isaac Gala, Trinity Christian (playing at Heritage HS, CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/SS/RHP
Body: 5-11, 150-pounds. Lean, long and lanky with wiry muscle strength now. Space for frame to take on weight
Hit: RHH. Wide base, low hands in middle of frame. Big leg kick with hands lifting upwards to back shoulder. Turns the backside onto toe having body lift on contact. Low liners through the middle of the field. Loose wrists and turns, short path down and up through zone with high finish; lots of contact out front of plate.
Power: 85 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. OF - 88 mph. Compact, quick arm through the slot. Balls had easy carry at all positions.
Defense: OF: Athletic and fluid showing life to the bags.
INF: Fluid footwork, quick rounds, fields deeper but actions were able to keep him through the baseball.
Run: 7.31 runner in the 60.

Matt Hood, Aptos (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds. Squared up shoulders with rolled strength present, longer lower half suggesting more growth
Hit: RHH. Loose, lower hands early slight load. Balanced base with good firmness on the front side. Backside stays connected and hip gets through well. Carried ball to CF and some ability to stay inside it to RF. Compact U shaped swing; keeps head behind the ball well and allows barrel to finish one hand high.
Power: 80 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. OF - 83 mph. High elbow out of the glove; quick rotation around elbow with good hand speed out front. Arm strength present.
Defense: Fields in middle of body; controlled actions through baseball.
Run: 7.43 runner in the 60.

Cole Jones, Bishop O'Dowd (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-10, 145-pounds. Athletic, wiry frame with good strength in upper half; quick and agile build.
Hit: RHH. Narrow and tall to start with hands above back shoulder. Front leg hovers before forward move keeping hands high. Times where he loses posture leading to steeper hands. When he kept hands high on turn, able to have barrel turn with him and stay quick through the zone. Inside approach having liners to CF/RF consistently Hands work down and through the zone; stays tight to body and able to get good lift on finish.
Power: 80 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. OF - 83 mph. Both INF/OF, compact arm, quick and fluid. Stays firm on throws to all bases. More coming as he matures
Defense: Aggressive, yet fluid in OF. Good direction and ability to field in time. Uses athleticism well. INF had good footwork and able to cut off the path of grounders with fluid glove actions. Able to push through and flex into the body.
Run: 6.97 runner in the 60.

Caleb Franks, Riverside Poly (CA), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 5-10, 135-pounds. High waist, long legs, squared upper half; Should make quick jumps based on current strength
Hit: RHH. Low hands, flared back elbow, narrow knees, more of sloped shoulders. Small knee tuck and back hip kicks out. Low Liners through middle/opposite side of fields. More coming as he matures. Quick barrel turn, compact, fluid swing through the zone with slight lift; times where hands can be pushy and lead to steeper path.
Power: 82 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. OF - 79 mph. Fluid, stays compact out of the glove and high back elbow. Quick out front.
Defense: Good footwork and actions through the baseball. Athletic and easy into the baseball.
Run: 7.51 runner in the 60.

Lawrence Ingram IV, Aptos (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. Long torso with high waist and current strength in build. Shape projects more growth in frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced base, flat bat/hands at back shoulder. Holds hinge with big toe tap load. Can drive back hip through; times where barrel drops early in connection leading to length. Handsy, direct to the baseball and across the zone. Best balls were liners to the gap; top hand control helps keep barrel in the zone.
Power: 86 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. OF - 79 mph. Loads shoulder well with high back elbow pulling ball out of glove. Strength in arm
Defense: Controlled to baseball; good direction early to make throws online.
Run: 7.49 runner in the 60.

Michael Gaunt, Antioch (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-1, 150-pounds. Long and lean build, lanky limbs; young frame.
Hit: RHH. Open stance, very high hands. Early into back hip lean as hands work down a bit. Hits behind front side well and can firm it up. Steeper path, handsy swing. When he stayed connected ball had ability to carry better through middle of the field.
Power: 86 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. OF - 73 mph. Length out of the glove with over the top slot. Balls had higher arc on throws.
Defense: Controlled footwork through the baseball, two-handed fielder caries ball to chest for throws
Run: 7.49 runner in the 60.

Aaron Harkov, Serra (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-8, 135-pounds. High waist, length in lower half, young muscle.
Hit: RHH. Tall stance, high hands, high back elbow. Hands stay high on simple stride, keeps back foot connected to the ground and ability to have torso continue through zone. Pull focus with times of lift that way. Barrel stays with shoulders, quick trigger and lift focus. Better control of barrel allows him to find more consistency.
Power: 79 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. OF - 73 mph. Fluid arm swing, elbow stays high through release. Arcs on throws with bits of tail.
Defense: Aggressive to the baseball with fluid footwork; fields on the left foot consistently.
Run: 7.86 runner in the 60.

Shane Santaga, Valley Christian (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-8, 145-pounds. Proportional size, strength in upper half.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, high back elbow, early rhythm with the hands. Hands pull back early, slight sink before rotating barrel as he moves forward. Back hip stays high showing good drive to the ball. Compact barrel turn earlier allow him to hit balls deep on the plate; finishes flatter around back shoulder.
Power: 82 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 60 mph. OF - 72 mph. OF/1B: High elbow out of glove, allows arm to create some lay back and wrist to flick balls. Small cut on throws.
Defense: OF: Good brace of front side on throws. Flowing action through the baseball with fielding on the left foot.
INF: Able to pop his hips and allow him to get online to every base. Worked under the ball and funneled to middle. Action on the base were good with stretches, bag manipulation and ability to pick balls.
Run: 8.49 runner in the 60.

Wyatt Tucker, Del Oro (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. High waist, sloped shoulders, good strength for age and plenty of space to finalize growing.
Hit: RHH. Wider base, high hands, high back elbow. Hands lift as he gets into back side, bigger front leg kick. Gets into the ground well and able to stop the hips. Hands work down and rotate through the baseball well. Gets extension well with one hand lower finish. Ability to drive the ball and stay behind frontside. Projectable swing.
Power: 87 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. OF - 68 mph. Depth out of glove and hand before higher slot. Choppy actions.
Defense: Fluid footwork, loads up a bit for more on the throws. Turns body a bit loading for throws.
Run: 7.51 runner in the 60.

Damian Romo, Armijo (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds. Proportional build, sloped shoulders space to tighten frame.
Hit: RHH. Narrow knees, hands at front of body and barrel relaxed on back shoulder. Bigger hand load back on lift and stride with front leg. Backside gets underneath him on swings and when he braced front side, better direction through the ball. Flatter barrel through the zone; stick with body on the turn. Focused on pull-side with contact.
Power: 82 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. OF - 65 mph. Lower 3/4 slot, small depth out of the glove. Throws tended to have higher arc and run to bases.
Defense: Feet work to have him behind the baseball; glove scoops at ball off ground.
Run: 8.35 runner in the 60.




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